Thursday, February 24, 2022

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #7

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red follows up one of the strongest issues of the black-and-white anthology with one of its weakest. The most interesting story of the three, "Sonja's Gambit" involves a drugged Sonja tricked into a game by Queen Thamyris where Sonja finds herself as a figure on a chessboard with other living players forced into a game of life and death. Although it's not clear if Sonja did obey the rules of the game, exactly, she still manages to win with the help of another pawn.

In a story that has ties to Sonja's childhood, Sonja fights off werewolves in the forest to return the body of a nun she knew in her youth to be burned in a temple in "Unbowed." And wounded Sonja makes a stand against a group of barbarians on a snowy mountainside in "Blood on Snow." 

[Dynamite Entertainment, $4.99]

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